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Every time someone says on (Priests) something along the lines of “don’t use totems or dust devils, they eat xp like mad!” I always wonder “how much is ‘like mad’?”. Since this happens at least once an hour at times, the wondering was getting so annoying that I decided to Do Something About It.

Here follow the results of some (minor) testing. It’s based on fighting a single target, djelian farmers, and repeating this often enough to get a fair average.

The percentages are how much xp the minions ate compared to me fighting alone:

Minions Consumed
Totem -1%
None 0%
Whirlwind 14%
2 whirlwinds 16%
Whirlwind, totem 17%
Totem, spectre 31%
2 whirlwinds, 2 spectres, totem 42%
Spectre 48%
2 Spectres 64%

The results look a little odd at first sight, but repeated testing give the same result.

The oddness of the results (totem and spectre eating less then just a spectre, for example) seems to be the result of how the respective minions influence both death xp and bury xp.

Here follow the complete results:

Minions death xp bury xp total xp total eaten
none 134 100.0% 1271 100.0% 1405 100.0% 0.0%
totem 406 302.6% 1012 79.6% 1418 100.9% -0.9%
whirlwind 241 179.6% 975 76.7% 1215 86.5% 13.5%
2 whirlwinds 295 220.2% 884 69.5% 1179 83.9% 16.1%
whirlwind, totem 344 256.8% 821 64.6% 1165 82.9% 17.1%
totem, spectre 279 208.1% 689 54.2% 968 68.9% 31.2%
2 whirlwinds, 2 spectres, totem 244 182.4% 569 44.8% 813 57.9% 42.1%
spectre 70 52.1% 656 51.6% 738 52.5% 47.5%
2 spectres 58 43.3% 446 35.1% 504 35.9% 64.1%

A little note on the procedures I used:

I gathered my team, and killed 5 farmers in the garlic fields surrounding Djelibeybi, one at a time. After this I would at least spend half an hour outside DJB, and kill at least 10 npcs outside DJB. This in a weak effort to stop the influence of repeated killing into the measurements. Every kind of team took out at least 2 of such groups of 5 farmers. First I attacked, then immediately ordered my companions to attack as well.

Whether myself or one of my minions managed to do the deathblow had no influence on the results.